The Science Student Success Centre (SSSC) helps all undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science define and achieve their academic, career, and social goals.
It connects students with each other, with faculty and staff, and with professionals who have careers related to degree programs in the Faculty of Science. At the core of the SSSC is the belief that a positive university experience is deeply rooted in developing strong one-on-one relationships and continuing successes. All programming in the SSSC is designed to encourage relationship building and personal growth through the sharing of knowledge.
Peer mentoring is the primary vehicle that the SSSC uses to accomplish the collective transference of knowledge and skills from one Faculty of Science student to another. The SSSC team is built upon a volunteer model where 3 staff employees and a team of 40 to 50 student volunteers function as a single unit. Top students in the Faculty of Science join the SSSC team and are held to the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.
In addition to mentoring, student team members are challenged to accept ownership of the SSSC – to take creative risks, collaborate, lead, and push their limits in order to positively impact the lives of individuals and the Faculty of Science community as a whole. This is done through various events and workshops the SSSC holds throughout the year. Workshops give students useful skills that help them succeed in their courses, enrich their academic experience or will aid them in future careers. SSSC events nurture a sense of community within the Faculty of Science and allow students to explore different academic, research and career opportunities within and outside of Carleton.
All donations to the SSSC will be used to enhance the various services the SSSC provides throughout the academic year. The majority of what the SSSC offers is free to students and your donation will go a long way to help the SSSC aid students achieve their goals and allow the SSSC to continue to run top quality programs for all undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science.